HTC ThunderBolt 'device showcase' app graces the Android Market

HTC ThunderBolt 'device showcase' app graces the Android Market
We have written so many articles about the HTC ThunderBolt's potential release dates, and its subsequent delays. So we'll understand if you're starting to lose faith. But here's a good sign in the right direction: Verizon has posted a 'device showcase' app on the Android Market, which is to be used by Verizon employees to demonstrate its capabilities in their stores.

The app, innocuously labeled "vzw htcbolt device showcase", is meant to demonstrate things like on-board apps, Google services, device speed, and the 4G network. And while we don't think this means the ThunderBolt is coming out tomorrow, we do think this is a sign that they're putting their ducks in a row, preceding its availability.

Interestingly, there is no mention of Skype with video on the showcase. They mention video chatting capability with its front-facing camera. But we figure if they had Skype video support, they would definitely want to flaunt it. So to reiterate: this doesn't mean the ThunderBolt is ready to roll, but it does mean we're getting closer.

source: Android Market via Android Life

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7. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Why make an app? Wouldnt a website be easier? And better?

8. beatlesfan

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

This is the same concept as the app they made for the Galaxy Tab and it is actually pretty cool. A website wouldn't be easier because this app is for, as mentioned in the article, store demos. What it does is automatically runs on boot of phone as well as starting up randomly if it is closed out. It is designed to show customers the key benefits of the device. If it were just a website either store personnel or someone would have to log onto that website every time a customer demoed the phone.

2. icepikk

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 13, 2011

The longer this takes to come out the more outdated it becomes with dual-core phones coming. I know quite a few people who have been excited to get it and have been asking me when it is coming out and as the time goes by and the delays come they are less and less into it. If it doesnt come out in the next week or two, I think the supporters may be buyers of other products.

5. kocho unregistered

"If it doesnt come out in the next week or two, I think the supporters may be buyers of other products." Agree.

6. ProuRain unregistered


9. Gary unregistered

I gave up on Tuesday after I saw the "first half of 2011" comment from Verizon's CTO. I bought a used Incredible instead and will keep that until Verizon gets LTE working right and gets it working in places where I don't already have wifi.

1. jodeci888

Posts: 81; Member since: May 14, 2009

I can't wait to FINALLY get zapped !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3. mmgbmt

Posts: 18; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

thats what she said

4. icepikk

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 13, 2011

^ lol

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